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Ground Up Restoration "Stormin Norman Tank"

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by Tank6x2, Mar 27, 2017.

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    To get the door gap right had to modify the aftermarket door hinges, always go slow when using the die grinding deburring bit, better to have too modify two or three times than to not have any material left and the door falls rights off because the bolts won’t hold anything! Take a sharpie and figure out where the hinge needs to be and just lay it out by hand.

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    Little slower today, life side tracks you when your in the shop. Fit up the rocker and inner cab corner today. 7CD47C5B-67DE-4CDF-8F17-50A1AD7C07AD.jpeg 05E6DA33-BD2D-4FCF-8681-7D7A569AA005.jpeg
     
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    Stayed up way past the old bedtime to do some prep work. CC12311E-C7BA-4163-B6FC-27072807E182.jpeg E6323D3E-EFB0-4337-A623-A7803C8CD82C.jpeg 0FE8E825-DD3C-4E88-A20B-CBA250589184.jpeg
     
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    Duck me! This passenger side cab corner is just ignorant! 36355022-6085-47F8-90F8-AFDDD9533461.jpeg BB33AA25-FC3C-4A37-A239-6C236D7AFE01.jpeg 61F65B61-47AE-434B-AF03-1BD9F1D1C079.jpeg 99437B64-A4DE-40C4-B402-166D095AF766.jpeg
     
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    Had to yet again use a few relief cuts in the cab corner, the stamps in Taiwan are either out of spec or at the very least showing their age! FC629764-E70C-45F2-AA13-B81A4523482C.jpeg 70891683-7262-4B25-A051-A3856D0EE043.jpeg DCCBFBE6-46F4-456C-964F-2393B2E979D7.jpeg BC10C4EB-0A0E-43F9-9385-32063B162A0F.jpeg B753F04D-CC88-4918-9032-3787C629F4D5.jpeg
     
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    Well it’s ready for final spot welding at some point this week! 81951059-9D43-49F7-BB82-D16EB3F34065.jpeg
     
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    Got to the point of running out of wire, had to shut it down with 75% of it polished off today. 018DB789-AE8B-42B0-85B4-A2DC076E52F8.jpeg 72D9F51B-86D0-4B02-BEE8-A9BD391C78FD.jpeg 20C48772-A6F9-407B-92AE-C93CAF8672E0.jpeg BCB9011F-388D-403D-AC73-358B521254DF.jpeg 4C2A25A2-CD78-437B-BDEF-B825BB69A59D.jpeg
     
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    More of the same... A4E61D93-78E5-4855-A017-AF5D39251842.jpeg F1E52908-8210-4067-A767-0BB65C7FBFA6.jpeg C14C8012-46E6-4D35-9492-22A2FCB5BAC7.jpeg 891B086B-2558-40C5-9747-374C41451F05.jpeg
     
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    Just about done!

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    Someone is going to say overkill on the tacks again, I just know it... lmfao

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    Lol, it's certainly overkill but it won't hurt.
     
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    I’ll never have to worry about it coming apart ;)
     
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    Tack welding is very repetitive, just so you know

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    Moving on, not doing body work yet, just metalwork. I didn’t realize the front top cabs were brazed! Smoothing out the rain trays, rear roof seam, and rear cab chrome. 5D8C42DB-D166-4B6E-AEFF-362D9783F424.jpeg 35C7B544-CDA9-417A-842C-D58635E839D7.jpeg F089EEC5-BF4A-4630-8AA7-7D255CE555A9.jpeg E8A14B7B-25EF-44D8-B334-0C835C7BE44D.jpeg
     

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